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Spooky T-shirt Craft at the Keyes Library

Spooky T-shirt Craft at the Keyes Library

Bring a black or dark colored shirt to decorate at the Keyes Library on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. During these two craft sessions, participants will be able to create a seasonal design on their shirt. Ages 13 and up are welcome to participate in this activity. Children 12 and under must have direct parental supervision.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Keyes Library. The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call 664-8006.

Superhero Day at the Keyes Library

Superhero Day at the Keyes Library

Quick Robin! To the Library! Celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Challenge with Superhero Day at the Keyes Library on Tuesday, August 4 at 2:30 p.m. Children can play Pin the Symbol on Batman, a Spiderman Toss Game, and a Superhero Bean Bag Toss Game. Participants can also pose as their favorite superhero in our photo booth area and make superhero lollipops, masks, and scratch art. During the program, individuals can also use their super brain power to guess the number of candies in the jar with the closest guess winning the entire jar of candy. Children who participated in the Superhero Academy will also receive a diploma, which certifies they can assume their superhero identity. Individuals are welcome to come in costume, however, costumes are not required. Cake, snacks, and light refreshments will also be available while supplies last.

Tie Dye at the Keyes Library

Tie Dye at the Keyes Library

Bring a t-shirt, hat, or tote bag to dye at the Keyes Library on Wednesday, July 29 at 1 p.m. Participants can mix dyes and colors to create a one-of-a-kind design! The library will supply all the dye and other equipment needed to dye the item. Due to the nature of this program, parental supervision is required. One child per adult at a time.

The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call 664-8006. 

Thomas Downey High School Class of 1985 Reunion

Thomas Downey High School Class of 1985 Reunion

     I think that Summer is the time that many of us reflect on the past and all the good times(even more so than New Years.) In 1985 I graduated from Thomas Downey High School(yes I am a Duck) and for the next 3 months I was Free. At least until college started up. I remember helping paint my friend Phil's 1985 Nash Metropolitan, flames on the hood and going along the side panels and "the Love Machine" on the drivers side rear panel.  We then proceeded to cram way to many people into it so we could cruise McHenry and be a part of Graffiti USA. I remember going to concerts at Dazzles Underground and Oakwood Lake Resort. Hanging out and having fun with the best of friends. 30 Years have past and I am still friends with all th guys who crammed into that sub compact Nash Metro. Over the years I have lost touch with some of the friends I had made at Downey, I had moved away form Modesto like so many others only returning a few years back.